News Briefs 04-21-17

April 21, 2017

March for Science in Lewes April 22
The March for Science will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 22, in Lewes Canalfront Park. The event will stress the importance of science through a nonpartisan presentation featuring several expert speakers. The event coincides with a larger March for Science in Washington, D.C. Attendees are invited to bring chairs or blankets to sit in the park. For more information, go to

Sussex council awards grants to nonprofits
Sussex County Council presented the following councilmanic grants during its April 11 meeting: $500 to Sussex County Habitat for Humanity for its Rock the Block program in Seaford; $500 to Dunbar Elementary School Wellness Committee for its Dash Track Night; $500 to Delaware Devil Dogs Detachment 780 Marine Corps League for its annual golf tournament; and $1,000 to Selbyville Middle School for VEX Robots Team world competition expenses. Council also awarded a $1,000 youth grant to Delaware Ducks Unlimited for the 2017 Greenwing Day Conservation Festival.

Milton sustainability committee to meet
Milton Economic Development and Sustainability Committees will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, at the Milton library to discuss an upcoming event, a state grant and volunteer recruitment. For more information or a full agenda, go to or call 302-684-4110.

Milton Board of Adjustment to meet
Milton Board of Adjustment will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, at the Milton library to review and possibly vote on a variance request from Prairie Dog LLC regarding the required first-floor elevation in a special flood hazard area for 207 Union St. The board also will elect a chairperson and secretary. For more information or a full agenda, go to or call 302-684-4110.

Lewes tulip dig set for April 24
The City of Lewes in partnership with Lewes In Bloom will have its annual tulip dig from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday, April 24. The public is invited to bring their shovels, spades, trowels and bags to assist the city and Lewes In Bloom with removing the tulip bulbs and giving them a new home.

Close to 20,000 tulip bulbs were planted by Lewes In Bloom for the eighth annual Tulip Celebration.
The following areas are included in the tulip dig: 1812 Park, Citizens Bank on Second Street, the island between Freeman Highway, new Lewes library, Mary Vessels Park, Otis Smith Park (aka the Rotary pavilion), Post Office, Stango Park, St. Peter's Church barrels and Zwaanandael Park. The public is reminded that only the areas listed above are included in the tulip dig. No digging can occur before 8 a.m. or in areas not listed.

Each dig location will be supervised by a Lewes In Bloom member or parks and recreation commissioner. Do not remove any other plants or flowers besides tulips. Please bring your own gloves, trowel and bags.
In case of inclement weather, the tulip dig will be moved to Tuesday, April 25.

Drug Take Back Day in Lewes April 29
The Lewes Police Department will hold a Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at the old power plant, 227 Schley Ave., Lewes. Folks may turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal. For more information, go to

Electronics, hazardous waste drop-off April 29
The Lewes Board of Public Works will accept household hazardous waste and electronics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at the old power plant, 227 Schley Ave., Lewes. Latex paint will not be accepted. The event will coincide with the Lewes Police Department's Drug Take Back Day at the same location. To view a full list of items that will be accepted, go to

Sussex officials plan land-use plan meetings
The second round of public meetings on the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan have been scheduled. All meetings take place from 5 to 7 p.m.
Monday, May 1 – Laurel Fire Hall, 205 W. 10th St.;
Tuesday, May 2 – CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown;
Wednesday, May 3 – Frankford Fire Hall, 7 Main St.;
Wednesday, May 10, Milford Middle School, 612 Lakeview Ave.; and
Tuesday, May 16 – Beacon Middle School, Route 24, Lewes.
Go to for more information.